7 Dog Friendly Spots In London

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They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and in our case it’s definitely true. There are few things better than being able to sit back, relax, drink and dine all in the company of your pampered pooch. And here, we’ve selected some of the top dog-friendly bars and restaurants in London for you to enjoy – together.


Gaucho Hampstead

Gaucho restaurant
Image courtesy of: Gaucho Restaurants


After stretching your legs around Hampstead Heath on a balmy Sunday morning, head to Gaucho Hampstead for an Argentine feast and their ‘Doggy Sunday’ event, where the company of 4 legged friends is very much encouraged. Dogs are treated to complimentary (pet nutritionist-approved) beef and chicken empanadas, water and even a goodie bag to take home. And, if that’s not enough, £5 from every doggy date is donated to an animal charity.

Approx journey time from HRH London: a 30 minute cab journey

Visit: https://www.gauchorestaurants.com/events/ 


Pizarro Restaurant, Bermondsey

pizarro restaurant
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This classic Iberican restaurant delivers on both food and atmosphere. The exquisite Spanish menu offers a selection of smaller dishes as well as generous mains.  If you have trouble deciding what to order, the friendly staff are on hand to advise and will bring your pup a refreshing bowl of water.

Approx journey time from HRH London: A 30 minute tube ride

Visit: https://josepizarro.com/


L’Escargot, Soho

L'Escargot Restaurant
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Set in the heart of Soho, L’Escargot has been around for almost a century and never fails to disappoint. This stylish French bistro is renowned for being the first restaurant in London to serve snails, is home to artwork by Miro, Warhol and Picasso, and is the perfect place to enjoy some of the finest French dining London has to offer – a la dog. On arrival, your four-legged friend will be welcomed by Doris, the restaurants resident English Bulldog, and treated to some free dog food and chews.

Approx journey time from HRH London: A 25 minute stroll through Soho

Visit: http://www.lescargot.co.uk/


Andrew Edmunds

Andrew Edmunds Restaurant
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Widely considered one of the last bastions of ‘old-Soho’ this snug, candlelit spot was established in 1986 and remains a favourite among many loyal central London dwellers. The atmosphere at Andrew Edmunds is relaxed and informal, while the food is sensational and seasonal. With a number of meaty mains and water bowls available on request, it has everything you need – for man and dog.

Approx journey time from HRH London: A 20 minute stroll through Soho

Visit: http://www.andrewedmunds.com/


The Harwood Arms

The Hardwood Arms
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Proudly serving British food, with a focus on game, this Michelin starred gastropub welcomes well-behaved dogs. The award-winning food here focuses on sustainability and is sourced from British suppliers wherever possible. Loyal fans travel for miles for the Venison scotch eggs, so be sure to get there early to covet the best spot for you and your bestie to relax and re-fuel on a lazy Sunday.

Approx journey time from HRH London: A 20 minute stroll through Soho

Visit: https://harwoodarms.com/


M Restaurant, Victoria Street

M Restaurant
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Although M Restaurant Victoria Street welcomes hounds at any time, on Saturday lunchtime it offers a ‘Dine with you Dog 6 Legs Menu’ where, for just £35, you and your dog can enjoy a two-course menu. And yes, it does include free-flowing prosecco for humans, and a bottle of Pawsecco for your canine companion. If that’s not enough to entice you in, £5 from each meal purchased is donated to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Approx journey time from HRH London: A 20 minute tube ride

Visit: https://mrestaurants.co.uk/victoria/


Smith & Whistle

Smith & Whistle
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Your Mayfair local, Smith & Whistle serves modern food inspired by the classics. Enjoy a stiff cocktail whilst your pampered pooch sips on a special ‘dogtail’.  They can pick from the G&T Ginger Tails (a mix of ginger and tonic) or a Bubbly Bow Wow (a dog-friendly prosecco mixed with liquidised blueberries).  Smith & Whistle even introduced London’s very first dog burger, The Quarter Hounder, over National Burger Day 2018.

Approx journey time from HRH London: Just a 2 minute stroll around the corner

Visit: https://www.smithandwhistle.com/